Homelessness. Bah humbug!

Chester Record

349658813_c17ca088dc_m Source: Rebecca Gaines

AS a journalist looking for stories around Christmas, one topic which is usually pertinent around this time is the plight of the homeless. I was going to do the usual blurb about how the homeless are neglected and feel especially lonely during Christmas which of course is true. After all, Christmas is about spending time with those you love most and being generous to others – being grateful for what you have. The homeless embody the characteristics of everything we would hate to apprehend for ourselves. No roof over our heads, hunger, fear, lack of security and everything else that comes from being marginalized by society. Winter really frames the stereotypical picture of the homeless freezing in the street while everyone else is enjoying the festivity knowing we can go home to our cozy spot by the heating or the fire.

I am not sure why Christmas…

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